Reference and Instruction Librarian, Temple University

By IS Lab August 18, 2021

Temple University

Reporting to the Head of Research, Education and Outreach, the Research & Instruction Librarian provides a broad range of research, scholarly support, and instruction services to members of Temple’s health sciences campus comprised of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, selected programs in the College of Public Health and Temple University Hospital.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as the liaison to the School of Nursing (part of the College of Public Health) and the nursing department at Temple University Hospital.
  • Provides a broad range of search services in support of systematic review service, for animal alternatives, and the library’s faculty credentialing service.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction program by providing educational workshops and seminars for health sciences patrons throughout the academic year.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science.
  • Two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library, teaching hospital library, or higher education library that serves health sciences programs.
  • Experience providing reference and research consultation services.
  • Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature, such as MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Biosis and/or Embase.
  • Demonstrated experience providing instruction or delivering presentations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.


  • Demonstrated expert searcher skills as delineated by the MLA statement on expert searching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Knowledge of technology and applications used for online collaboration and communication (such as Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts).
  • Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus community.

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